The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its February 2007 schedule of events and lectures, which includes Conversations with Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for The New York Times; as well as the “Thursday Brown-bag Series,” Conflict, Security, and Development: Issues, Actors, and Approaches, which examines new research, creative policy approaches, and recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
All events are free and open to the public, and unless otherwise noted, take place at the Center’s location at the Woolworth Building, 4th Floor, 15 Barclay Street [between Broadway and Church Street]. By subway, take the R or W to City Hall; the 4, 5 or 6 to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge; the 2 or 3 to Park Place; or the A or C to Chambers Street. Reservations are required. For more information, the public may call the Center at 212-992-8380 or email email@example.com.
** For all “Thursday Brown-bag Series” Events: A Collaboration with the Office for International Programs at NYU Wagner (www.nyu.edu/wagner/international/). Note location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, Second Floor Conference Room (southeast corner of Lafayette and Houston). RSVP by visiting www.wagner.nyu.edu/events/conflictseries.php or by calling 212.992.8380.
Wednesday, February 6 at 6 p.m. Graduate Information Session: M.S. in Global Affairs
The Master of Science in Global Affairs provides an indispensable context for understanding critical issues in international politics, economics, dispute settlement, law, human rights, energy, environment, and related areas. Discover how the M.S. in Global Affairs can transform your future at this information session. Note location: American Management Association (AMA) - 1601 Broadway, 8th Floor (Entrance on 48th Street).
Thursday, February 8 at 12.30 p.m. Aid Coordination in the Sudan ** Part of the Thursday brown-bag series, Conflict, Security, and Development: Issues, Actors, and Approaches. Dirk Salomons, adjunct professor of international public management, NYU Wagner; director, Program for Humanitarian Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, discusses the obstacles to a resolution of the humanitarian crisis in the Sudan. In the face of limited resources and increased bureaucracy in the field, what strategies can be utilized to maximize the impact of available aid? Drawing on his experiences with the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund and an evaluation he conducted in partnership with the Center for International Cooperation, Salomons discusses new humanitarian funding mechanisms in Sudan.
Thursday, February 8 at 6.15 p.m. International Careers in the Private Sector Led by Joyce Munn, principal, Global Nonprofit Network. Part of the International Careers: Practical Advice and Real Life Experience series, which provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who can offer practical advice by sharing their real-life experiences. Speakers include: JoEtta Colquitt, global risk credit consultant; Maureen Lowney, advisory services manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Alexander Papachristou, international consultant.
Tuesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. Film and Discussion: Politics and Art in Cinema: The Circle (Iran, 2000). Color. 89 minutes. Farsi with English subtitles. Written and directed by Janfar Panahi. Venice Film Festival winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film (2000). Dan Georgakas, consulting editor of Cineaste, hosts The Circle, one of three evenings of films that that consider different cultural perspectives from Middle-Eastern filmmakers. In The Circle, a group of women just released from prison try to reenter Iranian life. Their stories take us through the streets and bazaars of contemporary Tehran and provide a glimpse of a world found behind closed doors. The film includes some character firsts in contemporary Iranian cinema.
Thursday, February 15 at 12.30 p.m. Building a Durable Peace: Transitional Justice in Conflict Situations ** Part of the Thursday brown-bag series, Conflict, Security, and Development: Issues, Actors, and Approaches. Graeme Simpson, director of country programs, International Center for Transitional Justice; professor of transitional justice, Columbia University, asks how transitional justice approaches can be used to build a durable peace in countries experiencing conflict and turmoil. Simpson discusses the various ways in which justice and the rule of law can stem rather than fuel conflict and refers to several illustrative examples, including Uganda and the Sudan.
Thursday, February 21 at 1 p.m. Peace Corps Information Session Learn how the Peace Corps can fit into your career path. Peace Corps Volunteers provide technical assistance to non-profits/NGOs, local governments, communities, schools, health posts, and small businesses in over 70 countries around the world in the fields of business, health, education, agriculture, urban youth development, forestry, NGO development, social work, community development, and the environment. Positions are available for U.S. citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds.
Wednesday, February 21 at 6.15 p.m. Worldly Conversations with Clyde Haberman, New York Times In this popular and candid series, Clyde Haberman, NYC columnist for the New York Times and veteran foreign correspondent, talks with renowned journalists. Avoiding sound-bites and the clichés of studio-bound pundits, this more leisurely approach consistently yields thoughtful conversation and insightful observations from many corners of the world. Fred Hiatt, Editorial Page editor and columnist, the Washington Post, has been a reporter for the Post since 1981. From 1991 to 1995, he and his wife served as correspondents and co-bureau chiefs in the Moscow bureau, covering Russia and the former Soviet Union. From 1987 to 1990, the Hiatts were co-bureau chiefs of the Post’s Northeast Asia bureau, based in Tokyo, and reported on Korea and Japan. Before joining the foreign staff of the Washington Post, Hiatt covered military and national security affairs for three years.
Thursday, February 22 at 12.30 p.m. Health and Humanitarian Crisis ** Part of the Thursday brown-bag series, Conflict, Security, and Development: Issues, Actors, and Approaches. Dr. Rick Brennan, health director, International Rescue Committee, discusses what programs can be set in place to respond quickly and efficiently to health crises in the most devastating refugee circumstances-for example, in areas where disease from unsanitary water runs rampant. In war-torn and neglected regions of the world, such as Kosovo, Afghanistan, Congo, and Darfur, what steps can be taken to reverse the damage done to basic human welfare among the indigent population?
Thursday, February 22 at 6.15 p.m. International Careers with NGO and Volunteer Organizations Led by Joyce Munn, principal, Global Nonprofit Network. Part of the International Careers: Practical Advice and Real Life Experience series, which provides an opportunity to meet insiders who can offer practical advice by sharing their real-life experiences. Speakers include: Carole Artigiani, founder and executive director, Global Kids; Edwin Judd, executive vice president, United Nations Association-USA; and Dr. Shyama Venkateswar, executive director, Mercy Corps’ World Hunger Action Center.
The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [www.scps.nyu.edu], is located in the School’s state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building - one of downtown New York’s architectural treasures. The Center presents provocative and timely public events regarding the latest topics in world affairs (formerly held at the NYU Vernon Center for International Affairs), and houses a new graduate program in global studies and myriad non-degree courses in international affairs.